Friday, 19 July 2013

Tesco Gradual Tan.

Tesco Radiant Body Lotion - £2.99

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I haven't need to apply any fake tan in over a week, thanks to the sun showing it's little face. So this review is based on my using this tan a few weeks back.

I've been struggling to find a tan that works for me. I'm all for wash off tans but I really wanted something a little more permanent. I've been asking around on Twitter and trying to find the best tan for that pre-holiday glow. Everyone that tweeted back suggested a gradual tan, as it's safer going in and out of the pool and should fade evenly (fingers crossed). I have a love hate relationship with gradual tan, I've found in the past it seems to smell more than the average fake tan. I've never go on with Dove's gradual tan and Johnsons was a pretty much no-go for me. I find I end up streaky and patchy and smell like digestives - not a great look.

I flitted with the Palmers gradual tan, but we all know how that ended - I stayed the same shade of pale for a week and then gave up. My fake tan hunt came to a stand still until I passed this tan in Tesco, for less than £3 how could I turn it down?

Is this the best budget gradual tan? I don't know. It's not the best tan I have ever tried but it's far better than the likes of Dove. It smells exactly like Johnsons Holiday Glow, which I don't have a huge issue with. The biscuity smell doesn't appear as strong and certainly doesn't linger around. The tan it's self is very subtle but not orangey which I was impressed with. Being super pale tans tend to turn a weird shade on me, but this one seemed to behave it's self. 

I don't think this tan is good enough to wear pre-night out, but I do think it's good enough to use as an after sun on holiday to help 'extend' your tan and leave you glowing for longer. But for such a bargain price how can you say no?

Katie xx 


  1. i hadnt heard of this before so thanks for sharing! I love St Moriz! Beth May Blogs
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  2. I might have to give this a go. I tried out Rodial's Light Brazilian Tan (totally overpriced - got a free sample!) and it left me ridiculously streaky.

    Sometimes, the cheaper, the better!

    Ashleigh - Magazines & Models

  3. I had bad experiences with dove and johnsons too but now I use garnier and I loveee it! xx

  4. Additionally Tesco also provides all these facilities online with just a one step registration to its customers for free making their financial needs hassle


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